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    My Blu-ray Shelf: Michael Caine tries to rescue his wife from slavers in 'Ashanti'

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013

    An adventure film set in the world of human trafficking is less sleazy than expected
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    ‘Smallville’ creators to reimagine '20,000 Leagues'' Captain Nemo for Sony Pictures

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014

    Classic character debuted in Jules Vernes' classic 1870 novel
  • The 13th Warrior - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009

    A cultured diplomat joins a band of savage warriors in time to meet an even more fearsome enemy in this historical adventure. In 922 A.D., Ibn Fadlan (Antonio Banderas) is a Muslim emissary from Baghdad en route to meet with the King of Saqaliba when he is captured by a gang of Vikings. While Ibn and his people are intelligent and well-mannered, the Vikings are a rowdy and sometimes unpleasant lot, with an unquenchable appetite for food, alcohol, and women. However, in time he develops an understanding and respect for the Viking warriors and is welcomed into their society by their leader, Buliwyf. However, Ibn must now join them as they return to their homeland once they receive word of an invasion by a huge pack of bloodthirsty invaders who will destroy and eat anything in their path -- including the flesh of the men they have killed. The 13th Warrior was based on the book Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton, which was in turn adapted from tales of Viking folklore. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
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    Doctor Zhivago - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010

    Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of this classic film in a two disc collector's set
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    Doctor Zhivago Anniversary Edition- DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010

    Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of this classic film in a two disc collector's set
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    'Lawrence Of Arabia' debuts its new restoration in a one-night theatrical event

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Oct 4, 2012

    Get a sneak peek at the transfer for the new Blu-ray release
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    AMPAS to celebrate 50 years of 'Lawrence of Arabia' with restoration screening

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jun 28, 2012

    A rare opportunity to see it on the big screen
  • Essential Art House, Vol. 4

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009

    Includes:The 39 Steps (1935) Mayerling (1936) Le Jour Se Lève (1939) The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) Gervaise (1956) Throne of Blood (1957) The 39 Steps This classic British thriller was one of Alfred Hitchcock's first major international successes, and it introduced a number of the stylistic and thematic elements that became hallmarks of his later work. Richard Hannay (Robert Donat), a Canadian rancher on vacation in England, attends a music hall performance by "Mr. Memory" (Wylie Watson); in the midst of the show, shots ring out and Richard flees the theater. Moments later, a terrified woman (Lucie Mannheim) begs Richard to help her; back at his room, she tells him that she's a British spy whose life has been threatened by international agents waiting outside. Richard is certain that she's mad until she reappears at his door in the morning, near death with a knife in her back, a map in her hand, and muttering something about "39 Steps." Discovering that a group of thugs are indeed waiting outside, Richard slips away and takes the first train to the Scottish town on the dead woman's map. Richard learns that he's now wanted by the police for murder, and he must find a way to clear his name. He begins trying to do so with the help of a woman he meets en route, Pamela (Madeleine Carroll), who serves as his unwitting assistant, even after she tries to turn him in. The 39 Steps was later remade in 1959 and 1978 -- both without Hitchcock's participation. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide Mayerling Based on Idol's End, a novel by Claude Anet, the French Mayerling is based on the tragic real-life story of Hapsburg Crown Prince Rudolph and his mistress, Baroness Marie Vetsera. Since the details of Rudolph and Marie's lives and deaths are clouded in controversy, much of the film is romanticized speculation-with emphasis on the romance. The film establishes Rudolph (Charles Boyer) as a rebellious "man of the people", at eternal odds with his despotic father, Emperor Franz Joseph (Jean Dax). To keep him quiet and out of trouble, Rudolph is forced into an arranged marriage, and surrounded by Hapsburg informers and spies. In an effort to escape this oppressive atmosphere, a disguised Rudolph dashes off to a fair, where he meets the beauteous 17-year-old Marie (Danielle Darieux). Thus begins an illicit romance, which the lovers try vainly to keep secret from the prying eyes of the Emperor's flunkeys. One of Rudolph's enemies arranges for Marie to be taken away to Trieste for a "rest cure." Rudolph sinks into a drunken depression, snapping out of it only when Marie returns. They attempt to legitimize their love through marriage, but the Catholic hierarchy will not approve of Rudolph's divorcing his wife. Desperately, the lovers flee to Rudolph's hunting lodge in Mayerling. Here they spend an exquisite last night together, then formulate a death pact. The following day, Marie and Rudolph are found lying side by side-united in death. Transforming this grim story into a tender, moving romance was quite an undertaking, but the end result was worth it: Mayerling was a huge international hit, and the winner of several industry awards, including the New York film critics' "best foreign picture" prize. Mayerling was remade in surprisingly cold and distant fashion in 1968, with Omar Sharif and Catherine Deneuve. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide Le Jour Se Lève Marcel Carne and Jacques Prevert's classic of French poetic realism stars Jean Gabin in one of his most famous roles as Francois, a rough, barrel-chested loner who hides out in his apartment awaiting for the police to arrive. Francois has killed a man in a crime of passion, the slimy lothario Valentin (Jules Berry). As he listens in the darkness of his Normandy apartment to the police sirens closing in and getting louder, he recalls the two women that he loved -- Francoise (Jacqueline Laurent) and Clara (Arletty) -- and the evil Valentin, who stole both their hearts and forced Francois into this
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    'Game of Thrones' - 'The Night Lands': Make love, not war

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Apr 8, 2012

    Theon goes home, Tyrion makes a move and Arya makes a friend
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    The Basics: My Favorite Film, or where the conversation begins

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, May 8, 2009

    A special side project to the Motion/Captured Must-See List begins